With the exception of confidential matters, citizens may speak about matters relating to the library system. If individuals have specific concerns relating to actions of staff members, such concerns may be communicated to the Director.
A maximum of 30 minutes will be reserved for public comments, 15 minutes at the beginning of the meeting and an additional 15 minutes at the end of the meeting. If more people wish to speak than time allows, public comments shall continue at the discretion of the board.
The board will hear public comments prior to voting on each agenda item. Public comments will follow staff presentation and board comments.
Persons desiring to speak should register 10 minutes prior to the scheduled meeting start time indicating (1)name of speaker, (2)topic(s) to be discussed, and (3)whether the speaker is speaking as an individual or representing an organization. Additional public comments may be solicited by the Board from individuals who have not signed up prior to the meeting.
Speakers shall be allotted up to three (3) minutes each and may not yield all or part of their time to anyone else.
Approved by the Board of Trustees of Frederick County Public Libraries 10/6/04